A Deaborn animal rescue recently found a female dog with 200 puncture wounds. The folks at the rescue are offering a $1,000 reward in the case of the mixed-breed pooch. They believe the dog was used as a bait for fighting.
As it seems, the dog escaped her master on her own. She was picked up by Dearborn police as a stray on Tuesday, as stated by a news release from the Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit.
Once they took her in and started taking care of her, the rescue group named the dog Emlyn.
Emlyn means “a brave and noble warrior.”
Emlyn was taken to the Lincoln Park Veterinary Hospital. There, she is being cared for by one Dr. Jeffrey Disik.
Dr. Disik has stated that some of the dog’s 200 puncture wounds are still fresh, while some are a few months old. Dr. Disik believes that the dog likely was used as a bait in dogfights.
Before she could be taken care of, Emlyn’s older wounds have become infected. On the pictures, she can be seen having tubes coming out of her wounds. These tubes are meant to help deliver medicine to those deeper wounds. Fortunately, the tubes are only temporary
Dr. Disik has also said that Emlyn is recovering nicely.
If her recovery continues to go well, she’ll be returned to the rescue soon.
“This dog is very sweet and in spite of the horrific nature of the injuries, very trusting of people,” said Elaine Green, executive director of FAMD. “Somebody had to have witnessed this horrible incident.”
If you have any relevant information, you can contact the shelter at 313-943-2697 and share it.